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LRCCS Author Series: Writer and Filmmaker, Curtis Chin

Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant
Thursday, November 9, 2023
4:00-6:00 PM
Amphitheater Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
LRCCS is inviting Curtis Chin, filmmaker and co-founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, to discuss his memoir about coming of age and coming out—a journey through 1980's Detroit, the AIDS epidemic, and the Reagan Revolution—as he finds his voice as writer and activist — all set against the backdrop of his family's popular Chinese restaurant. The book, which features plenty of Chinese food, Motown music, and crack cocaine, will be published by Little, Brown in the fall of 2023.

Curtis Chin’s visit in November is part of an ongoing series that explores Chinese-American personal memories, cross-cultural Chinese and Chinese-American traditions, and contemporary social issues across the diaspora.

A core theme will highlight how people's personal stories are emotionally rich and revealing of the impact of politics and history on family life and individual identity.

Book signing to follow talk/panel.

A partnership with U-M Asian Pacific Islander American Studies (A/PIA), Department of American Culture.
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Asia, Chinese Studies, Detroit
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, Department of American Culture, Asian Languages and Cultures